Katherine Wells, 81, of Dunkirk, Indiana, passed away peacefully Thursday, May 5, 2022, while in the company of family members at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Indiana.

Katherine was born in Eaton, Indiana, on Nov. 13, 1940, a daughter of the late M. Marie (Adams) and Gale L. Wright Sr. She was a 1958 graduate of Dunkirk High School and worked as a Quality Control Specialist at St. Gobain Containers in Dunkirk, Indiana, until her retirement in 2000.

Katherine was the widow of Wendell B. Wells who she sadly lost in 2003. She was a member of Full Gospel Temple, Local 96, Delta Theta Tau, Jay County Historical Society and the Jay County Genealogy Society.

Katherine is survived by a son, Christopher A. Wright; a daughter, Cassandra D. Stewart (husband: Dion); a sister, Mary Ann Johnson (husband: Tom); one brother, Gale Wright Jr. (wife: Judy); sister-in-law Fran Wright; two grandchildren, Ashton Stewart and Gabrielle Stewart.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Patricia Merritt; and one brother, Kenny Wright.

Friends are invited to call from 10 a.m. to noon at MJS Mortuaries – Redkey Chapel on May 18, 2022. Funeral services will follow at noon at MJS Mortuaries – Redkey Chapel with Pastor Denney Helton officiating. Burial will be held in Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Muncie, Indiana.